SonoMusetete returns to Piedmont April 27
By popular demand, SonoMusette is returning to Piedmont on April 27 for an evening of music from the 1950s of Paris. The 5-piece band will perform some of the songs made famous by Jaques Brel, Django Reinhardt, and Edith Piaf, led by French-American vocalist Mimi Pirard.
Close your eyes when she sings and you’ll swear you are listening to Piaf.
SonoMusette recaptures the moody, melancholic sound and spirit of mid twentieth-century Paris. Inspired by the great performers of the era, along with contemporary artists such as Zaz and Patrick Bruel. This music has retained its power to charm and transport audiences.
Pirard’s renditions of timeless French classics provide a freshness and excitement that is faithful to the spirit and tradition of the original versions. Few singers are capable of doing justice to Piaf and Brel, and even fewer can match Pirard’s mesmerizing interpretations and powerful delivery.
The band is comprised of period instrumentation featuring Robert Lunceford on accordion, Isaac Vandeveer on guitar and bass, Jan Martinelli on upright bass and piano, and Richard Andrews on drums.
They will perform at the Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Avenue at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, subject to available seating. Advance tickets are available online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4072153.